Endeavour, Seasons 1-4 Review – Music, Intellect and Characterization in ITV’s Mystery Series

The series introduces us to a young DC Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans). A brilliant man who sees things and patterns his fellow constabulary cannot. But Morse’s intelligence is also his greatest weakness. Despite encouragement from his mentor and boss, DI Thursday (Roger Allam), Morse rejects taking an exam that would grant him a promotion. Instead, he sits back, expresses his opinions (which often gets him in trouble), and does his job.